Georges Chanot was a second-generation violin maker like Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, the leading Parisian violin maker of his time. Born at the turn of the 18 th century, Chanot built a great career in Paris as a violin expert, dealer, and maker second only to his rival. His violins, clearly made entirely by his own hand, were fewer in number but on par with Vuillaume’s in quality.
Most sought after are Chanot’s copies of Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù”, such as this superb example we are fortunate to have in our current collection. It is an extremely faithful replica of a “del Gesù” from the later 1730s and remains in a very pure state of preservation. It would be a suitable acquisition for the most discerning collector or demanding artist alike.